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CT Offseason Football Program?


#61

Wow, the quaterback has it hard for GPP.


#62

CT didn’t you mention in another post that jumps only work for 4 weeks yet this is a 20 week program?


#63

he has said that depth jumps, (shock training) only works for that amount of time.


#64

I have a question regarding phase I CT,
On top half squat day, I ended up doing about 10 sets
from 225 to 425, does that seem like too many sets.
is there a set range you like to see when working up to a max force set with those?
thanks


#65

[quote]the pale writer wrote:
I have a question regarding phase I CT,
On top half squat day, I ended up doing about 10 sets
from 225 to 425, does that seem like too many sets.
is there a set range you like to see when working up to a max force set with those?
thanks[/quote]

Actually I have done up to 12+ myself on some occasions. As long as workout time doesn’t become a problem, I prefer to do more ramping sets than too few. The early sets will not drain you anyway, if anything, doing more ramping sets will help you reach a higher activation state especially with partials since they are not as fatiguing as full movements.


#66

[quote]motherofpearl2 wrote:
CT didn’t you mention in another post that jumps only work for 4 weeks yet this is a 20 week program?[/quote]

DEPTH jumps, jumping OFF of a box and onto the floor then jumping back up as soon as you hit the floor.


#67

amazing stuff. im going to start this at the end of the month. i think you should call up reggie bush and offer to train him ha. i couldnt even imagine wat type of results that would bring. i almost cried when i heard he did that free flo doe shit. such a genetic freak.


#68

Coach,

What periworkout nutrition protocol do you suggest to optimize this style of training?


#69

[quote]C-Bear wrote:
Coach,

What periworkout nutrition protocol do you suggest to optimize this style of training?[/quote]

The Anaconda protocol as is presented in the IBB series would be adequate. However, since the goal is more performance-based and you might not be targeting a huge weight gain, something like:

-90: Alpha-GPC
-45: 1 FINiBAR
-30: 1 scoop WORKOUT FUEL
-10: 1 scoop Anaconda, 1 scoop MAG-10
Mid-workout: 1 scoop Anaconda
End of the workout: 1 scoop MAG-10

Would do the trick nicely.


#70

[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:

The Anaconda protocol as is presented in the IBB series would be adequate. However, since the goal is more performance-based and you might not be targeting a huge weight gain, something like:

-90: Alpha-GPC
-45: 1 FINiBAR
-30: 1 scoop WORKOUT FUEL
-10: 1 scoop Anaconda, 1 scoop MAG-10
Mid-workout: 1 scoop Anaconda
End of the workout: 1 scoop MAG-10

Would do the trick nicely.[/quote]

Thank you, Coach.

In the interest of streamlining products relative to their total servings per container, what do you think of

-90: Alpha-GPC
-45: 1 FINiBAR
-30: 1 scoop WORKOUT FUEL
-10: 1 scoop WORKOUT FUEL
During workout: 1 scoop Anaconda
End of workout: 1 scoop MAG-10


#71

[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:

[quote]motherofpearl2 wrote:
CT didn’t you mention in another post that jumps only work for 4 weeks yet this is a 20 week program?[/quote]

DEPTH jumps, jumping OFF of a box and onto the floor then jumping back up as soon as you hit the floor.[/quote]

Oh ok thanks.


#72

I was reading the black book of training secrets again recently wondering how different a football program might be from you now. Thanks for this Coach.

What would you prioritise in season?


#73

[quote]stockzy wrote:
I was reading the black book of training secrets again recently wondering how different a football program might be from you now. Thanks for this Coach.

What would you prioritise in season? [/quote]

I just posted a 4-5 months training program IN THIS THREAD. Did you actually read the thread before posting your question?


#74

Hey coach, we’ll be starting phase 2 in a week or so and I had a couple questions regarding the next phases:

phase 2
TUESDAY

D1. Preacher curl - 3-4 sets of 6 reps

D2. Seated overhead DB triceps extension - 3-4 sets of 6 reps (superset D1 and D2)

and

SATURDAY
D1. Standing DB hammer curl - 3-4 sets of 6 reps

D2. Lying DB triceps extension - 3-4 sets of 6 reps (superset D1 and D2)

are these to be ramped up or straight sets?

Monday on phase 3 has a couple of exercises listed the same.
i.e.
B1. Standing DB shoulder press - 4-6 sets of 5 reps

and finally, phase 4, with the power circuits, how many times through?
loving phase 1,
I think alot of lifters could benefit from this…thanks


#75

[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:

[quote]stockzy wrote:
I was reading the black book of training secrets again recently wondering how different a football program might be from you now. Thanks for this Coach.

What would you prioritise in season? [/quote]

I just posted a 4-5 months training program IN THIS THREAD. Did you actually read the thread before posting your question?[/quote]

Sorry maybe i have misunderstood, but i was of the understanding this was for 4 - 5 months prior to the commencement of weekend games?

I thought you might structure in season training differently to the off season? If not my mistake.


#76

[quote]stockzy wrote:
Sorry maybe i have misunderstood, but i was of the understanding this was for 4 - 5 months prior to the commencement of weekend games?

I thought you might structure in season training differently to the off season? If not my mistake.

[/quote]

I think he was more alluding to this statement:

In season programs consist of what’s not sprained, hurting, bruised, or damaged. You really can’t plan in-season training far out. It also varies in terms of how hard each game is during a season. A d-line guy is going to train way lighter than a running back in a game where the offence keeps going three and out, and the D is getting pounded.

I believe the biggest battle is to keep mass on during the season, because neurally if you train for gains, I’ve always burned out trying to get significantly stronger in season. Of course that’s from hockey/rugby and not american football.


#77

[quote]hockechamp14 wrote:
A d-line guy is going to train way lighter than a running back in a game where the offence keeps going three and out, and the D is getting pounded.

I believe the biggest battle is to keep mass on during the season, because neurally if you train for gains, I’ve always burned out trying to get significantly stronger in season. Of course that’s from hockey/rugby and not american football.[/quote]

I train Rugby League players and am the same. In season I aim to minimise loses in the strength and size they have developed in the off season through various blocks of hypertrophy, strength and power.

Interesting about the D Line and nueral drain.


#78

Do you have any advice on pregame stretching or mobility work? By the end of every game, our team is plagued with painful hip flexors and tweaked groins.


#79

Two thumbs up for Phase 1. I’ve noticed a great improvement in explosiveness, particularly in lower body lifts thanks to all the jumping. Each of the workouts fly by because of all the activation work.

I could see using it as a good refresher phase between other programs too, every couple months. It really does feel like you’re ‘re-wiring’ as Thib called it.


#80

Slightly off the topic of football…

CT, are you intending on producing TMUSCLE programs for athletic training or how to adapt HTH programs for athletic events?